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The Ludlow Public Schools migrated to Google Apps for Education in 2011.  Google Apps for Education is a broad IT solution that schools use to bring communication and collaboration tools to academic communities. Students, teachers and staff can quickly share ideas and collaborate more effectively when they have access to the same powerful communication and sharing tools. Students and teachers can create documents, spreadsheets and presentations, all the while collaborating with each other in real-time, right inside a web browser window.
Currently email is available to all LPS staff using Google Apps for Education.  In addition both staff and students in grades 4-12 have access to the tools available in Google Drive.
The links below will provide a brief overview of how to use the LPS Google Apps Account available to you as staff and/or students in the Ludlow Public Schools.
Understanding Google Drive  Overview of Google Drive a suite of productivity applications, that offers collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.
Gmail Interactive Tour This interactive tour will familiarize you with all of the features available in your email application. 
Getting Started with Google Docs Overview of Google Docs which is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time.
Getting Started with Google Sheets  Overview of Google Sheets which is an online spreadsheet app that lets you create and format spreadsheets and simultaneously work with other people.
Getting Started with Google Slides/Presentation Overview of Google Slides/Presentation which is an online slide show tool that allows you to create, collaborate and share online presentations.
Getting Started with Google Forms  Overview of Google Forms which is a useful online tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way.
Getting Started with Google Drawing 

Insert a Drawing into another Doc
Overview of Google Drawing which allows you to easily create, share, and edit drawings online. It also allows you to insert a drawing into another Google Doc!
Understanding Google Apps Sharing Features Overview of how you can share files using Google Drive — like documents, images, and PDFs — without having to email them as attachments. 

Below are some links to specific Google Apps Training Modules. These modules provide more extensive learning activities for those who might like to extend their experience using Google Apps.

 Google Apps for Education This module covers the basics of Google Apps for Education and how you can use Google Apps on your school domain. 
 Email  This module covers how to use your LPS Gmail Account.
 Google Apps Calendar  This module will go through all the elements of your LPS Google Calendar. 
 Google Drive  This module will review creating, sharing, and editing the  different types of documents available in Google Drive including, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Drawings, etc.
 Google Sites This module explores the essential items of Google Sites.




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